Category Archives: Who I am

Good things.

The sky is blue — the color of the statice in Fourth of July flower arrangements. It’s 65F outside, the perfect temperature. I have homemade empanadas for lunch. I have Fevertree Ginger Beer in the garage. I have a functioning … Continue reading

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I hereby resolve….

Many years, I have numerous resolutions. Lose weight, be more disciplined, write more. Always turn aside for the chinchilla races. This year, I have but three, all related to each other. I want to be more kind. I want to … Continue reading

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Strange.

So, I am taking this online course through edx.com about Superheroes and Their Influence on Pop Culture. I was creating my own superhero, but decided to opt instead to discuss possible influences and origins for my favorite superhero… Dr. Strange. … Continue reading

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My new hero.

Last week, Fox News “discovered” actor Geoffrey Owens, who had been on the Cosby Show, working as a cashier in a Trader Joe’s. Fox did a predicticably nasty little piece. They picked on the wrong guy. First of all, the … Continue reading

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Hating.

I am not a hateful person. Correction: I used to not be a hateful person. Donald Trump and his minions changed all that. I hate Donald Trump. I hate Mitch McConnell. I hate Paul Ryan. I hate Fox News. I hate … Continue reading

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Treachery.

I have talked about my love of the ocean. The wild exuberant Pacific, the solemn Atlantic. The exotic Caribbean. The gentle Gulf. The Gulf is my ocean, the waters I grew up in and near. The ocean I love more than … Continue reading

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A letter I really should send.

Dear Professor: You may wonder why I stalked out of class today. It wasn’t for a doctor’s appointment – I had one, but not until later. Nor was it because my medicine was making me nauseated, like I told you … Continue reading

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And that, children, is why I went to law school.

It started with a road, and a neighborhood. I’ve been interested in historic preservation for most of my adult life. It’s a passion, really, arising out of my experience growing up in an area that was in the process of trashing … Continue reading

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A rant. With footnotes.

I spent a lot of mental energy for a couple of days this week composing a rant. The rant isn’t aimed at many of my friends who support Bernie Sanders, but at quite a number of people I’ve had interactions … Continue reading

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My, how the time has flown.

I am I, Don Quixote, the Lord of La Mancha My destiny calls and I go And the wild winds of fortune will carry me onward Whithersoever they blow “Man of La Mancha,” from Man of La Mancha, lyrics by … Continue reading

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A baker’s dozen for 2016.

I would say that I have learned that making New Year’s resolutions is a fool’s game, except I do make them, every year. This year I want to set objectives, not make resolutions, in the hope that somehow, some way, … Continue reading

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Done!

    November is National Novel Writing Month. Individuals pledge to write a 50,000 word novel in thirty days. Election (yes, I know it’s not a new title but you can’t copyright a title) is about a woman who talks … Continue reading

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Look what I made!

I am what I like to call a “process knitter.” My inability to keep track of intricate patterns means that I end up knitting things that are straight and pretty boring. In addition, I have not knitted anything since The … Continue reading

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Oh, well.

I saw John Scalzi in conversation with Tad Williams tonight. Scalzi was funny, and charming, and gave one of the better explanations of the Puppies phenomenon I’ve heard or read (namely, jealously, but it’s a lot more than that) and … Continue reading

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Fifty things…

It’s been a while since I did one of these things. I am thankful for: 1. Starbucks Venti Decaf No Whip Mocha made with Coconut Milk and Sugar-Free Hazelnut Syrup. 2. That I have a couple of weeks free. 3. … Continue reading

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“Social Justice Warrior” has a really lovely ring to it.

I’ve been meaning to write a GamerGate post.  Everyone else has, pretty much.  I’m busy with other things (such as deciding if I have enough of an idea to try NaNoWriMo this year — I may need to settle for … Continue reading

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My kind of guy.

quix·ot·ic: hopeful or romantic in a way that is not practical. Full Definition of QUIXOTIC: 1. foolishly impractical especially in the pursuit of ideals; marked by rash lofty romantic ideas or extravagantly chivalrous action. 2. capricious, unpredictable. Merriam Webster Dictionary. As most of you know, the … Continue reading

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Yay! Trivia!

I have found a new place to play trivia: The Freewheel Brewing Company in Redwood City, California. They have a trivia game every Monday night, hosted by a very lovely British woman whose name I can’t remember right now.  Unlike … Continue reading

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One of my stories.

“We were somewhere outside of Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.”  This is the opening line of Hunter S. Thompson’s Gonzo journalism epic, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.  What is the … Continue reading

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On this day, I give thanks for… [50 things, in no particular order]

Starbucks Venti Nonfat No Whip Decaf Salted Carmel Mochas. That I do not  have to worry about having a roof over my head. That I have enough food to eat on a regular basis. Turkey sandwiches with stuffing and cranberry … Continue reading

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